If the donation has a meaning there is no tackiness..I'm making a donation to the American Heart Association in remembrance of my mother in lieu of my favors.It's a big way and a statement to be able to include her in my big day when I will be missing her tremendously anyway. I am hoping it will strike conversation in some of her friends to tell me stories about her I haven't heard.Not tacky at all anyway. Pick a non controversial association and who cares if it means something to you. They throw away your favors for the most part anyway!
What about having a donation to a charity as a gift option for people to give to the charity instead of giving to you? That would make a lot of sense to me. SoKind registry lets you do that. Then people can always opt out.
You know your guests better than anyone. I have been to weddings where donations were made and thought, "that's great" I'd rather that than money be spent on some tacky wedding favor with the brides and/or grooms names all over it. If you think the majority of your guests will not mind, then do it. If you have a cause that you care deeply about for personal reasons, then do it. We plan to do really cheap wedding favors (jars with rainbow skittles) and a tag around it that indicates a charitable donation was made to some charities supporting and fighting for marriage equality. Since we are two brides, legally marrying in our state, at our wedding it's important for us to recognize that not everyone has this right. I am 100% sure that our guests will totally support and appreciate this effort. They wouldn't be invited to the wedding if they didn't. My vote: DO IT! It's a much better use of your money and a potentially much longer lasting and meaningful gift than any favor would be. Research your charities see how they spend their funds and how their donations are distributed. We are choosing not to make donations in individual guest names because we don't want them to be inundated with solicitations from charities.
I love the idea of donating to a Charity .. I have also had that in mind for my wedding .. We are thinking to do a rainbow wedding to support Autism.. And we are asking that of they are bringing a gift to please make it in a cash form so we can donate all of our gifts(money) to autism .. At the end of the day it is your wedding and everyone will understand and see your point to your wedding .. A perfect wedding to someone is doing what they cherish and love !
We plan to do really cheap wedding favors (jars with rainbow skittles) and a tag around it that indicates a charitable donation was made to some charities supporting and fighting for marriage equality. Since we are two brides, legally marrying in our state, at our wedding it's important for us to recognize that not everyone has this right. I am 100% sure that our guests will totally support and appreciate this effort.
Not at all. We are donating to the Heifer Foundation. Who really ever eats the chocolates or uses the candles. If other people do not like it, they should go to the dollar store and buy their own candle. Your guest should know who you are as a couple, and celebrate what you are doing together. If donations are your thing then go for it!
I believe in my heart that u go with ur heart! I make wedding favors however I believe u have to give back more than u have been given. If u can't give a favor where u know the guest won't be tossed after the wedding then give a favor! Give what u want! It's ur wedding!!!!!